Ken Griffey Jr.’s 2009 Topps 206 card is U-G-L-Y

Purchased a few more 2009 Topps 206  retail packs on Monday and pulled a mini of Ken Griffey Jr.  Is this really the best that Topps could have done for this veteran; a card of him looking like a huge blob? Seriously, given that this set is sort of  art-based, I think there were some real opportunities. Maybe Topps could have given us another Griffey card featuring that pretty swing, or give us a throw back of him climbing the wall like Spiderman. But to put out a card that looks like this is almost a slap in the face. I don’t care if he was an Upper Deck autograph exclusive his entire career, Griffey deserves better than this heaping pile of garbage.

The rest of the five packs break was so-so. No shortprint minis, no short print base cards, but I did wind up with a relic: Chipper Jones Old Mill (1:254 packs) border jersey card. It also should be noted that I pulled another Trevor Cahill mini (Piedmont) and it appears that Topps just screwed up all of the Cahill minis as this one also features the back intended for Josh Whitesell.

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2 Responses to “Ken Griffey Jr.’s 2009 Topps 206 card is U-G-L-Y”

  1. Any card with with Griffey in a Mariners uniform is awesome imo..

  2. Seems like a lot of the last Topps cards (or next to last) of legendary players end up looking depressing. It’s almost as if Topps likes to say “See how old and out of shape he is now?”

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